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Adapting To Local Cuisine Key For Plant-Based Success In China, New Report Says

4 Mins Read There’s a huge opportunity to be made in China, the world’s most populous country, whose consumers are increasingly keen on healthier, safer and more sustainable alternative proteins. But for plant-based producers to succeed in the Chinese market and tap mainstream consumers, it will be critical to adapt their products to integrate with local tastes and […]

WHO x GFI Discuss The Future Of Food: First Joint Alt Protein Workshop Covers Global Regulation & Food Safety

5 Mins Read The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Good Food Institute (GFI) have teamed up to host a workshop on alternative protein regulations and food safety for the first time. Led by the WHO’s Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) and GFI’s global network, the two-day event discussed crucial alternative protein challenges and opportunities, from the […]

AAK X Vista Foods: Industry Leaders To Scale Plant-Based Meat Production For Indian Market

3 Mins Read AAK, India’s leading manufacturer of specialty oils and fats recently joined forces with food suppliers Vista Processed Foods to collectively use both of its resources to scale up innovation and manufacturing in the alternative protein sector to fulfill the country’s growing demand for plant-based meat alternatives.  Though India’s meat alternative market is in its early […]

Israel Alternative Protein Companies Tripled Investment In 2020, New Data Shows

4 Mins Read Alternative protein companies in Israel saw investments surge to US$114 million in 2020, nearly tripling the figure in 2019 and eight-fold higher than the capital raised in 2018. The latest statistics emerging from the Good Food Institute Israel (GFI Israel) also recorded skyrocketing sales for plant-based alternatives on the market, with every category in the […]

India Has Potential To Become Sustainable Algal Protein Powerhouse, GFI Report Says

4 Mins Read India could become a major foundation for the global algal protein industry, a fast-growing sector in the sustainable protein supply chain, according to a new analysis. The report, released by the Good Food Institute India (GFI India), details the country’s unique opportunity to tap into its cohort of homegrown microalgae producers and optimal coastline environment […]

GFI Unveils First India Good Food Startup Manual To Scale The Country’s Alt Protein Industry

3 Mins Read The Good Food Institute India (GFI India), a nonprofit organization supporting India’s growing alternative protein ecosystem, recently unveiled the first India Good Food Startup Manual in an effort to scale the country’s innovation ecosystem for the alternative protein sector. Back in 2018, at the inaugural Good Food Conference in the U.S., GFI U.S. launched its […]

Cultivated Meat Has 92% Lower Climate Impact & Will Reach Price Parity By 2030, Says New Research

5 Mins Read The far reduced climate impact of cell-based meat has been revealed in a new first-of-a-kind life cycle assessment published by the alternative protein nonprofit Good Food Institute (GFI), showcasing that proteins cultivated directly from cells can save up to 92% of greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to other environmental savings. In a separate analysis, the […]

Plant-Based Protein Sales Growth In Israel Beats Animal-Based Products By 13-Fold In 2020

3 Mins Read New statistics show that Israeli consumers have purchased more plant-based proteins in 2020 than ever before. The data, reported by alternative protein nonprofit Good Food Institute Israel (GFI Israel), reveals that the total sales of substitutes for meat, milk and dairy products recorded higher growth than animal-based protein products by as much as 13-fold.  According […]

Diverse Crop Indian Plant-Based Protein Startup Proeon Lands Spot On Global Food Tech Accelerator

4 Mins Read Proeon, an Indian startup focused on plant-based protein ingredients, has been selected to join Scrum Ventures’ sustainable food global accelerator program. As part of the Food Tech Studio – Bites! program, Proeon will be connected with food industry leaders in the U.S. and Japan, including big players like Nissin, Nichirei and Ito En, which the startup […]

Over Half Of Young U.S. Consumers Are Now Flexitarians, According To New Study

4 Mins Read In a recent study conducted by One Poll, more than half of Americans between the years of 24-29 described themselves as flexitarians, those who prefer to consume less meat, while not necessarily eliminating it from their diet completely. To understand more about diets and the eating habits of Americans, around 2,000 young Americans between the […]

GFI Named Top Charity 5th Year In A Row For Leading Sustainable Alt Protein Growth

3 Mins Read The Good Food Institute (GFI) has been named a Top Charity by the Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) for the fifth consecutive year. The award evaluates the track record of success, impact and scope of nonprofit organisations, with the GFI specifically recognised for its research, policy advocacy and funding success in supporting the alternative protein industry.  […]

Israel’s Prime Minister Tries Aleph Farms Cultivated Steak & Pledges Government Support For Cell-Based Meat

4 Mins Read Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tasted cultivated steak developed by food tech Aleph Farms, becoming the first head of a government to do so. The taste test was a part of Netanyahu’s national policy plan to propel Israel as a leader in alternative protein and pledged  to support the country’s fast-growing industry.  Israel’s prime […]

Tofurky Sues Louisiana Over Law Prohibiting Use Of ‘Veggie Burger’ Label

4 Mins Read Plant-based meat brand Tofurky is challenging a new Louisiana law that would impose fines for meatless products labelled with terms such as “burger”, even if they have been clearly identified with the descriptions “vegan”, “plant-based” or “veggie”. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Tofurky by nonprofits the Good Food Institute (GFI) and Animal Legal […]

Billion Dollar Opportunity: Smart Protein Summit Highlights India’s Growing Alt Protein Industry

6 Mins Read The Good Food Institute India (GFI India), a nonprofit organisation supporting India’s burgeoning alternative protein ecosystem, recently hosted its Smart Protein Summit to great fanfare. Several key announcements were made during the course of the packed five-day virtual summit, including a dedicated investment and advisory platform for Asian food techs, the launch of an India-focused […]

Big Idea Ventures & Ashika Group Announce First India Alt Protein Fund & Accelerator

3 Mins Read New York and Singapore-based venture capital firm Big Idea Ventures (BIV) and Ashika Group, one of India’s leading retail financial services companies, have partnered together to launch a new investment fund and accelerator focused on supporting India’s alternative protein ecosystem. The new venture will begin running next year and will be supported by the Good […]

The Rise Of Fermentation: 8 Things You Need To Know About The Third Alt Protein Technology

5 Mins Read The plant-based and cultivated meat sectors are widely recognised in the alternative protein world, but there’s now a third category emerging – fermentation. Food scientists and companies are now innovating new ways to apply fermentation technology to create novel sustainable proteins as well as to enable the further development of both plant-based and cultivated meat […]